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Flubacher, Mi-Cha; Yeung, Shirley – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2016
In this introduction, we outline the most relevant concepts for this special issue on integration and the politics of difference. This introduction characterizes "integration" as a dominant policy orientation and discursive regime concerned primarily with understandings of language, communication, and skill which constitute a…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Politics, Multilingualism, Social Integration
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Flubacher, Mi-Cha; Coray, Renata; DuchĂȘne, Alexandre – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2016
Drawing on an ethnography in regional employment offices in a French-German canton in Switzerland, it is the aim of this article to articulate the complexities involved in the practices revolving around and geared towards the role of language competences in the process of professional reintegration, particularly so with regards to migrants who…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Cultural Pluralism, Immigrants, Language Proficiency